Hello All! This is my first post, so if there are any mistakes please bear with me.
I am an experienced guitarist and teacher and started playing this style about 3 years ago shortly after first picking up (and later buying) an Aria MM-10. When i got this guitar i thought that it was fantastic because it gave me that "Djangoish" sound. Last year however i learnt that this guitar is almost the bottom of the line (where i live GJ guitars are few and far between and until this time the Aria was the only one i had seen in real life). But i found and played a Gitane D-500 and fell in love all over again. Unfortunately i cant afford it at the moment but will hopefully be buying soonish. This bringing me to my question - Is there anything i can do to improve tone on my Aria, and what is done in a GJ set-up? (i do alot of service work myself, and there are no real people where i live to give me a professional GJ set up) how does it differ from standard set-ups. My intonation is fine but i am playing with Martin Finger style phosphor bronze (.12 - .52) strings.
(Until viewing this sight i had no idea that there where even GJ strings (i had assumed but as i've said there is nowhere to buy them here)